Top Brunch Spots in Nashville

This post explores the top brunch spots in Nashville, Tennessee. You'll find what you're looking for, from classic Southern dishes to breakfast favorites. Music City is a great place to brunch!

In recent years, Nashville has seen an inflow of outstanding, world-class chefs who have put a unique spin on classic southern food.

That's good news for you, as Nashville is now home to a diverse culinary scene. I have reflected that diversity with the recommendations below.

Top Brunch Spot in Nashville

Henrietta Red

Chef Julia Sullivan founded Henrietta Red. Julia is a Nashville native who studied at the country's top restaurants before moving home to open her restaurant. While not rejecting southern cooking, Julia provides a delicious alternative to putting pork in everything.  

On the menu, you'll find seafood like wood-roasted oysters, caviar, and smoked mackerel toast on fresh dressings and cheeses that are made in-house. They also have an excellent selection of cocktails and pastries.

They only serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, and I suggest making a reservation as the restaurant is small and they are popular! Check out their menu here.

Mother's Ruin

Mother's Ruin is in Germantown, a fantastic food destination in Nashville. It's very casual, and table service for brunch is offered seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Their brunch menu offers a lot of classic food and cocktails. A few standouts are the Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo or Mushrooms with eggs, chicken, and waffle fries. They also have smashed Avocado toast with basil salsa, radish pickles, optional poached eggs, and smoked salmon. That's just a start!

Their brunch drink menu is also outstanding, with Mother's Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Iced Latte. See their brunch menu here.

Butcher & Bee

Butcher & Bee is in East Nashville, close to downtown Nashville. They have an extensive menu but have become known in Nashville for their fabulous brunches.

What everyone talks about at Butcher and Bee is what they call the Whipped Feta. It has fermented honey, black pepper, and pita, and you will hear rave reviews from everyone who has tried it.

Like every brunch place in Nashville, they have avocado toast, Shakshuka, braised lamb, chopped cheese sandwich, and more. They also have a vast cocktail and wine selection.

They are open for lunch from Friday – Sunday. Learn more here.

Liberty Common

Liberty Common is found in downtown Nashville, between 1st and 2nd street. Parking is easy as a parking garage is connected to this area, serving all the businesses around it.

Liberty Common is a great spot for social brunches. They have a basket of biscuits, toasted walnut salad, avocado toast, and American breakfast (Cracker Barrel style). They also have a kale salad, oysters, chicken and waffles, Liberty Burger, and a chicken sandwich. Learn more here.


Husk Nashville is close to Liberty Common and Lower Broadway. They are an exquisite restaurant beautifully serving southern food

They have rules at Husk. If it doesn't come from the south, it doesn't come through the door. The result is a genuine Southern experience.

The Husk is known for a great brunch that includes a great burger. It's pointless to write what is on their menu in this post because it changes frequently. They are constantly creating new dishes or re-inventing old dishes based on ingredients that are relevant today. They make their menus each day.

Some examples from archived menus include Pimento Cheese Pickled Jalapeno, white lily black pepper biscuits, hickory smoked wings, Alabama white sauce, chestnuts, cinnamon roll, pecan glaze, and more. To see today's menu, click here.

Common Ground

Common Ground is a new restaurant in Nashville serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Their main brunch menu includes an egg sandwich, Stacked Frittata, and Carrot Cake French Toast. They also serve three cocktails: Am Smash, Bloody Mary, and Sangria. They are located in Sylvan Park and the growing Nations neighborhood. Click here to learn more.

Cafe Intermezzo

Cafe Intermezzo is in downtown Nashville and is a European cafe. They have both European and American-style breakfast and brunch. They are open for brunch on Monday – Friday, starting at 11, and Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m.
Brunch items to try: Eggs, Benedict, and Avocado Toast. Click here to learn more.

The Continental

The Continental is a world-class restaurant bought for you by chef Sean Brock. The fine dining experience is a concept that nods to the 19th-century dining experience by melding new dishes with traditional, southern detail.

The service is outstanding with a full table side service. The goal is to turn “fine dining into fun dining.”

Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday. They offer a brunch burger, eggs benedict, french toast, Croque Monsieur, steak and eggs, and more. They also have a full range of cocktails. Learn more here.

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Roze Pony

The Roze Pony offers breakfast and brunch daily from 8 am – 4 p.m. Unfortunately, they're slightly out of downtown, a 20-minute drive. I list them here, however, because they're worth the extra drive.

A fan favorite is the souffle blueberry pancakes. However, they take about 25 minutes to prepare, so you should order an appetizer first.

It's very much a hidden gem in Nashville. Other menu items include overnight oats, salmon on rye, egg sandwiches, butternut, and apple soup. Learn more here.


Geist was voted among the top 13 most beautiful restaurants in America and one of Nashville's best new restaurants of 2018, according to Thrillist.

For brunch, you'll find menu items like a seasonal parfait, avocado toast, fried green tomatoes, kale caesar, and ricotta zeppole, among a host of other options. They have an extensive menu.

I suggest starting with the Ricotta Zeppole, as the chocolate dipping sauce is to die for. Next, I would go for the tomato-braised pork with baked egg with French press coffee. 

Geist is a higher price than other restaurants, which you should consider. Learn more here.

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